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Symantec Data Loss Prevention

Symantec Data Loss Prevention

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Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Roland C.
Roland C.
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"Made a great deal of protecting our encrypted files over our local and offshore databases"

What do you like best?

Symantec offers one of the best network DLP solutions so far available. The Network Monitor component is the most advanced on the market. You integrate with the other Network DLP components like Prevent for Web, Prevent for Email, Discover and Prevent. I also find the Data Insight component a very valuable feature that allows the client to have full visibility into the company data. Data Insight is a very good component that raises the standard DLP functions and helps the client to gain visibility over the data usage, ownership, and permissions.

What do you dislike?

Oracle is only the DB used by Symantec, which is a deal-breaker. It is exclusive to one DB provider. The Symantec DLP solution is very complex, and installation requires many components to setup. Sometimes the Oracle instance needs to be restarted when using full Windows deployment. It's a bit cumbersome.

Recommendations to others considering the product

With the right tools and right implementation of the suggested inputs from their customers, I think they are heading the right way.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were able to monitor how data is being used, whether an employee is on or off the network. It is problem we were able to fix because we were able to retrace our steps when data are altered in the system by whom. And lastly, we were able to prevent leaks and theft of our encrypted data. We used to store them as is in a cloud, but the incidence of being stolen is still high. So we were able to manage leaks and prevent theft and loss of our stored data.

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Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Michael D.
Michael D.
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"Good product, but lacks some good enterprise features"

What do you like best?

The product family (although expensive) and the ability to manage the family from one console with the same DLP policies and rules.

What do you dislike?

Very complex to implement DLP policies and rules for endpoints without the other product-family components like the mail-gateway. Some simple things that would make things far more simple and less complex aren't even implemented yet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're an enterprise client: really do a proof of concept and see how the products works with a large environment: is if possible at all and how's the complexity?

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It offers us good protection when using multiple external files. Although a good product, I'd be honest about some of the things that make working with the product complex or expensive. A fairly great number of theoretically small adjustments would make it much better.

What Data Security solution do you use?

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Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Matthew T.
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"Powerhouse of DLP solutions"

What do you like best?

The UI makes navigating incidents, developing policies, administration work, and updates all very easy. The ability to create simple to extremely complex rules is great to have. Utilizing the DLP solution as part of the mail solution was also extremely simple as well.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was a Linux client available. This has been the only issue I have ran into but there are work around depending on the reason for the need of DLP on Linux. I wanted to scan Apache logs, so instead I export the logs to a smb share for scanning.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Having a good understanding what your company considers sensitive is important. Not all company's need to follow PCI, HIPAA, PII, etc... Some companies sensitive data might be a recipe or design doc. Meeting with key individuals/groups to have this discussion prior to implemented a DLP tool will help get your DLP program up and running faster.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reducing the amount of sensitive data leaving the environment and also identifying who has this data locally stored on there corporate assets. This tool helped us to realize that our end users don't truly understand the value of the data they have.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Micah W.
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"A critical piece of the security layer"

What do you like best?

DLP is a great surveillance and automation layer for a security stack. It doesn't replace other tools like firewalls, etc...but it absolutely does help you find and prevent bad situations before they become public bad situations. It's also great for educating users on how to elevate themselves in to a more secure environment.

What do you dislike?

DLP is powerful, but it really doesn't have a great intuitive feel. It's easy to create policies you think are robust only to find that you've blocked businesses processes (legit or not), and aggravated your users. DLP needs a slow rollout to prevent the tool from becoming shelf-ware.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get someone who understands the tool and how to slow-roll it in to your environment. Don't rush the tool on to your users without education campaigns.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DLP is great in Identifying info that is insecure so that you at least have the chance of correcting the situation before it's targeted for ex-filtration (via any number of vectors). It's also very good at helping organizations realize that events are taking place that weaken the overall security posture of an organization.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by User in Biotechnology
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"Works Seamlessly in the Background"

What do you like best?

Symantec Data Loss Prevention is a great product and has been the solution for many of our issues. I would recommend it for all content inspection for data loss prevention.

What do you dislike?

While it is a great tool and it really helps that DLP is scalable, this unfortunately can be an issue if any initial installation hasn't been done correctly. Training is required you don't actually set it up to cause problems in the long run.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is very useful to help prevent employees from getting their information stolen or put out on the internet. I would recommend this to everyone.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DLP is used in all our office locations in our business as it is our primary security solution. It has been widely adapted in the enterprise and users don't even know it's there unless something is flagged, because it runs smoothly in the background keeping our database and IT systems secure.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Elizabeth M.
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"Runs in the background, no need to do much"

What do you like best?

Symantec runs in the background of your computer, and you do not need to do much to make sure it is doing its job. It provides antivirus, antispyware, browser protection, email protection, a smart firewall, and more. You are able to check the status of your device at any time, as it has a user-friendly tray icon making it easy to find if you forget the spelling (or even the name) of this product. Most users have no need to "use" the product, and simply need to allow it to run in the background. When a user does need to access the program, it is very simple and laid out so even a novice user is able to navigate.

What do you dislike?

Viruses occasionally get through, as the software does not update frequently to keep up with the newest viruses and spyware. When it does update it catches most (if not all), but it is very slow to catch the viruses when they are new.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very easy to use, and alerts if there is an intruder in anything on your device. Highly recommended for the ease of use, alert features, and ease of recovery if something were to go wrong.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Preventing viruses, protecting (encrypting) email and other documents on our work computers. It is very user friendly, and most users have no reason to use it at all other than to allow it to run in the background.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Akshay H.
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"Straightforward Implementation of all DLP guidelines. "

What do you like best?

1. Very good support for all DLP Guidelines and basic requirements.

2.Storage components are unarguably of high quality .

3 Increased protection of our organisation and members.

What do you dislike?

1. UI needs a bit of modification.

2. Pricing plans are bit too high for small organisations.

3. Need more better documentation about how stuff is being protected so easier for invdivisual to know how things are working and how data is being protected from Loss and theft.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Guidelines should be followed throughout the process. Keep an eye on how our data is protected.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy Data protection and Privacy is maintained . Good to use for long term business data protection.

Easier understanding about data policies and security enforcements too and fro our data. Liked the approach.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Best Solution in the market for Data Leakage Prevention "

What do you like best?

The Ability of solution to detect the content going out of any organization with less false positives. The Detection Policies Like DCM , EDM , Vector Machine Learning and IDM are very robust and gives the complete visibility of the data Across endpoint , network , storage and gateway.

What do you dislike?

Multiple versions of chrome is not supported . At times there are issues if users install new version of chrome application

Recommendations to others considering the product

Symantec DLP is in Gartner's Leader for past 11 years in a row. The solution is capable of integrating with most of the on-premise solution as well as the extendability to cloud infrastructure is great like integrating with BOX, Sharepoint Online etc

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitor/block data copied to removable storage devices

Monitor/block corporate email via Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes

Monitor/block HTTP/S transmissions

Monitor/block FTP transmissions

Monitor/block copy or paste actions done via the Windows clipboard

Monitor/blocks Microsoft Office 2013 file formats for detection and application monitoring, including the default formats for Microsoft Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, and Word.

On-screen, pop-up notification with hyperlinks and fields for user justification can appear upon the generation of an incident

Any mails sent to external party from the personal email id’s – Attachments to be captured

Detection of confidential data using keywords

Custom data identification policies. Example data with employee id / SSN / etc

Discover data on endpoints and take suitable actions

Document in tabular format detection

Detection of fingerprinted data.

Advanced Fingerprinting technique of detection.

Incident management and data retention

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Luigi V.
Luigi V.
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"Strong Data Leakage Software"

What do you like best?

The symantec DLP is one of the most secure data leakage prevention (or data lost prevention) software. It's used by a lots of big customer to prevent data stealing. The robust architecture is composed by three level: Oracle database, enforce server and reporting server. The database mantain all logs and configuration and iit's based on one of the best dbms on the market. The other two layers are symantec propietary and they are involved into the web ui and the policy creation. They are required also to distribute the policy to specific agent that enforce the DLP policy in the client.

What do you dislike?

I donpt like the complexyti in the management of oracle databases that require most of the time a dedicated database manager. There isn't a tool to backup data but you should use the oracle standard backup solution.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When you need a well tested solution with a fully integrated DLP you shuld adopt symantech DLP safely.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the solution is able to contrast data leakage on multiple channel: web, email, USB sticks etc.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Deepak R.
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"Complete DLP solution"

What do you like best?

Symantec DLP software provide monitoring to all channel for data in rest, data in motion. The GUI of Enforce server has very good reporting data which give complete visibility of incidents. Symantec DLP integration with other solution like proxy, encryption and cloud email is very easy.

What do you dislike?

more application to be added in Application monitoring list, Agent support on linux system required. On Mac systems very limited prevent features. deployment of agent from enforce server or any tool help IT members to deploy agent quickly else customer need to be depend on other tools & it increase deployment period for DLP solution. providing exception to internal IP for DLP endpoint to be added.

Recommendations to others considering the product

this solution provide effective ROI and keep data protect

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the help if DLP solution we can ensure that data is protected. Data protection from external and internal threat.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Ray A.
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"Data at rest is important as well"

What do you like best?

When I was the DLP administrator for our company I loved how granular you can get with DLP. The blocking of USB and printing sensitive information was crucial for our company that dealt with cc data.

What do you dislike?

I think the footprint and the false positives needed some fine tuning. We seemed to hinder productivity and in our business that is something we can't do.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Fully develop a plan before implementing DLP. Without a plan DLP won't be very effective. Design policies and procedures ahead of time so when you go to turn on DLP it will be a seamless switch.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were trying to become PCI compliant and the DLP solution from Symantec was just one of the needed tools to become compliant.

Protecting card holder data using DLP provided peace of mind.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Andrea M.
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"Protezione fantastica!"

What do you like best?

Mi piace il fatto che lavori costantemente in background, nel senso che non ti accorgi nemmeno che è lì, a meno che qualcosa non venga scansionato. Un sacco di personalizzazioni e opzioni per modificarlo esattamente di ciò che ti serve.

What do you dislike?

C'è bisogno di qualche correzione perché a volte i flag vengono visualizzati anche se i file non sono dannosi. Quindi c'è un po 'di lavoro da fare per essere certi di non dover finire nel panico ogni volta.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Permette di gestire molti dati sensibili garantendo che siano mantenuti al sicuro. Il software impedisce a tutto il personale di perdere informazioni preziose.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"A darn good product with great potential!!"

What do you like best?

I like how quick discover scans are. The integrations with Proxy is also quite neat. There are a lot of pros to this product, and as the product grows it continues to get better.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much to dislike. If i had to pick something it would be the custom Data Identifiers, if you are scripting you need to learn Symantec DLP's scripting language.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just go for it, you won't be dissapointed

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Symantec DLP provides a wide range of benefits with this product. One of the good things is the build in policies that are GDPR ready etc.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Naasseh A.
Naasseh A.
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"Symantec"

What do you like best?

The great security software to prevent data from loss. It gives the best prevention against data loss, unauthorized access and theft. The cloud data protection service is also an amazing feature of it. Also email monitoring, network monitoring and USB blocking are some of the features i love.

What do you dislike?

It does not support linux system which is a very big drawback. It took some times for me to grab up things and understand it clearly. Simpy saying it's a bit complex at first.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A very good software to secure and manage confidential data. It really worths a try.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used in the work place to prevent and monitor our data shared via e-mail, cloud, USB. It gave us an amazing security

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Mind is at ease"

What do you like best?

The best bit about Data Loss Prevention is that it can work in the background meaning you don't even know it's on as it doesn't need to be in the foreground. When something gets flagged, you can then see what's wrong but until then you can relax.

What do you dislike?

There are some rules you have to put in place to make sure only the files that seem suspicious are flagged because we did have a situation where a lot of files were flagged, even though we set the right criteria. It just means we have to make sure we set them properly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Keeping your data secure is vital in the Marketing department and having DLP is very useful to keep your mind at ease.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this in our company to help keep data secure, expecially when we move it around in different systems. It gives us peace of mind and makes sure we don't let anything happen to the database which can prove costly!

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by User in Telecommunications
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"Excellent Protection"

What do you like best?

I love that it's constantly working in the background, meaning you wouldn't even notice it's there, unless something gets scanned. A lot of customisations and options to alter it to exactly what you need.

What do you dislike?

There is quite a bit of refining needed because sometimes flags come up even though the files aren't malicious. So there is a bit of work to be done to make sure we don't have to panic every time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend having DLP as peace of mind because you never know when a data intrusion can happen and having a safety net like this is essential.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We need a lot of Symantec Data Loss Prevention throughout the company as we handle a lot of sensitive data with contact information we have to ensure is kept secure. With the software, we have found that we are able to help stop all staff from losing valuable information.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Katia Z.
Katia Z.
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"Of of the leaders in endpoint protection"

What do you like best?

Centrally managed business endpoint security, provides both virus protection and advanced threat protection, secures devices from both known and unknown malware, great security audit custom report, nice and clean user interface

What do you dislike?

Mostly enterprise oriented, very limited offers and pretty expensive for small companies

Recommendations to others considering the product

Speak with a representative and request a demo, it will help with decision making

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Endpoint protection against threats, firewall and an antivirus

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by DivyaPrakash M.
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"It's a good terminology to demonstrated in this enterprise world !!"

What do you like best?

The Symantec Data Loss Prevention Enforce Server is the central management platform that enables to define, deploy, and enforce data loss prevention and security policies. The Enforce Server administration console provides a centralized, Web-based interface for deploying detection servers, authoring policies, remediating incidents, managing the system.

What do you dislike?

Doesn't have latest browser updates.

Mac platform very difficulty to manage.

Recommendations to others considering the product

its a complete efficiency data, Adoption of DLP is being driven by insider threats and by more rigorous state privacy laws, many of which have stringent data protection or access components.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have prevent sensitive and office data's we reached our goal. We can keep monitoring finger print doc, codes and all accessible files being monitoring.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Scott B.
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"DLP Level One responder"

What do you like best?

I do like the ease of use , I work with this product every day and it seems to do what I need for the most part

What do you dislike?

I do not like that there is not a good way to come up with matrix within this system

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps us keep an eye on employees that are not following proper procedure or they are trying to get something out of the company

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Symantec DLP 14.5"

What do you like best?

Simply the best Data Loss Prevention product out there. Symantec has added the missing things it needed (CASB), Cloud DLP, etc. through its aquisition of Bluecoat and only get's better.

Symantec DLP leads the market for a reason. It is the best product out there.

No other solution that I've looked at integrates all areas of Data Loss as well. Other products focus on one area (Cloud, Web, Email, etc.) but Symantec tackles all of them in an integrated fashion and works well at it

What do you dislike?

DLP fails when you relay on the product too much and don't establish an Incident Response portion of things. I think a true ticketing system for responding to tickets and escalations either needs to be built in or integrated to the solution. Something like an integration to ServiceNow for example would be amazing and would fill a gap in the product.

Symanatec needs to continue to add features to work w/ Office 365, GOogle Drive, and Amazon as all storage vectors

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider the process not just the software. A DLP implementation fails when you only look at the policy. Look at the "what happens next" once an incident is generated

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Understanding the data that is floating around in my environment. Preventing confidential data from being sent outbound via email.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Avinash M D.
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"Symantec DLP "

What do you like best?

Symantec DLP is available on different layers such as endpoint, web , network & email

Availability of smart response rules

Different levels of protocol monitoring

using machine learning to identify confidential data from documents

What do you dislike?

cannot block USB devices completely

Need to classify data manually

Recommendations to others considering the product

DLP is not one time implementation regular fine tuning of policies are required . This can be done by meeting key stake holders and understanding their needs, then creating policies.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Finding confidential data which is available in storage devices and replacing with pointer files

Monitoring sensitive data sent via emails

Preventing users from copying confidential data from office to personal devices

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Wayne C.
Wayne C.
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" Symantec DLP Review "

What do you like best?

It provides PCI controls for our organization for monitoring credit card information and state data privacy.

What do you dislike?

The web console is a bit clunky. The search feature doesn't need to be so complicated. Also, it's annoying to have to search network and endpoint seperately.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure to run through a data classification exercise before implementing a DLP solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PCI compliance and banking account and routing number monitoring.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"My Best DLP review "

What do you like best?

1. I have very interested to work on DLP due to 3 reasons.

a) Blocking

b) monitoring

c)troubleshooting

2. while creating policies it will be very challenging and interesting to create based on the client scenarios.

3. wherever i implement DLP that all are different scenarios and different experience.

4. if policies not work that time i will like very much to do R and D on that why its happening, what is the solution like that R and D work i would like to do on DLP.

5. It's is very easy once you understand the concept.

What do you dislike?

it taking time to update the policies on endpoints.

Recommendations to others considering the product

no

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In MAC unable to monitor the mail content. due to that is mac seria so we downgrade it and we have downgraded google chrome as well. finally its working fine

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by User in Financial Services
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"Symanetc DLP content inspection and contextual data analysis "

What do you like best?

Symantec DLP technology is getting implemented as a core enterpsie data leakge function by more and more companies performing both content inspection and contextual analysis of data from endpoint devices, storage, email, web to network. The product defenses the company to protect its sensitive data, secure high confidential data, intellectual property, PII information. The centralized management console supports policy definition and event management workflow to provide comprehensive solution to discover sensitive data within an organization and mitigate the risk of its loss.

What do you dislike?

Oracle Database, I like SQL as personal preference. too much information and need some train and skill to get the most of the product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data moved from the network or endpoint to removable storage data will be detailed logged . very detailed information that some other DLP software does not provide as much as Symantec DLP.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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"Lead Consultant"

What do you like best?

DLP is a solution to find sensitive data whether its going outside the network or within the network. You can configure according to your business terms.

What do you dislike?

It has few limitations like only 10 to 15 users can login to the DLP console

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Right now I am working in banking sector where lot of confidential information stored so they need a solution to protect or monitor hpw the data going outside the domain. By implementing DLP we have found a solution for this.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Symantec DLP - Solution that covers all aspects of data loss"

What do you like best?

Data Loss Prevention in itself is a complex task for in a large geographically distributed global organization. Data leak and breaches are possible both accidentally and intentionally through multiple channels. We have cloud-shares, printers, other shared drives, USB, optical drives, external storage, http, https, ftp, custom protocols, webmails and SMTP corporate emails to name a few. There is hardly any solution that provides the ability to the Information Security Teams to cover this large space apart from Symantec.

What do you dislike?

Inclusion of enhancements in the main build and fixing of bugs is slow however is understandable knowing the large customer base. Additionally, this is not the case for critical bugs and defect - only true for good to have features and functionalities.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Data Loss Prevention in itself is a complex task for in a large geographically distributed global organization. Data leak and breaches are possible both accidentally and intentionally through multiple channels. We have cloud-shares, printers, other shared drives, USB, optical drives, external storage, http, https, ftp, custom protocols, webmails and SMTP corporate emails to name a few. There is hardly any solution that provides the ability to the Information Security Teams to cover this large space apart from Symantec.

If reviewing to install and configure Symantec DLP enterprise wide? Ensure that the architecture is well-planned considering best practices. Tool like Symantec DLP mostly depend on how the architecture and initial configuration is performed. Break fixing is difficult to achieve once the solution goes live. Be sure to hire good architecture designers & consultants if new to this type of technology. Symantec's DLP is the most user friendly tool & easiest to implement (in comparison to other vendors) I've ever come across however the entire technology towards data loss prevention is complex in itself.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to successfully monitor and control data flow through the below channels:

cloud-shares,

printers,

other shared drives,

USB, optical drives,

external storage,

http,

https,

ftp,

custom protocols,

webmails and

SMTP corporate emails

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Matthew M.
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"Finally better DLP solution than the rest!"

What do you like best?

So easy to use and I don't have to worry about loss again with multiple backup methods available.

What do you dislike?

I'm not a huge fan of the subscription model of payment, but I'll grin and bear it for the protection that it offers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Your source code, your system information, your customer information, needs to be protected and DLP can do that and do it well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Protection! After trying 2-3 different programs and ultimately being disappointed with multiple aspects of each I rely feel like Symantec's DLP came to the rescue.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Praveen k.
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"My 10 cents on DLP"

What do you like best?

Its ability to protect Endpoints, network as well as the storage be it local or the cloud so there is an alrounder

What do you dislike?

the number of triggers making us to work more , just joking.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are really bothered about proecting the Intectual property and other condetail data which in turns save your band value and finacial implications then DLP is the right product you are looking for.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to protect both intellectual properties and other confidential data from reaching the wrong hands both be deliberate and accidental means

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Jose B.
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"DLP in action"

What do you like best?

Symantec DLP allow CIO's keep on business information protected. This software has a good clasification engine and a great detection rate for business sensitive information. Additionally, is capable to be extended to the cloud.

What do you dislike?

The agent has heavy performance consumption. Is not recommended for workstation with less of 8 GB of RAM. Other dislike point is a compatibility issue with third parties anti-malware software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

In the implementation process, take care about performance guide.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Loss of confidence and sensitive information through internet channels like email and chat.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Divyanand D.
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"Complete Data Protection Software"

What do you like best?

This is one of the best in business and has a lot of features which can be used to protect the data. Customers love it. The amount of granularity it reaches is commendable..

What do you dislike?

It requires more time to understand the product but once understood the concept it will be easier.

Recommendations to others considering the product

DLP is a required solution for organisations who thinks their data is very critical to fall in wrong hands.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Preventing the company's identified sensitive data going out from different channels like Network, USB, Mails, Cloud, WEB.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by User in Biotechnology
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"A Great Protection Tool"

What do you like best?

The Symantec Data Loss Prevention software's best feature is that it has protection for mobile devices and mobile emails too, so it's not just about ensuring desktops, which is what I assumed at first.

What do you dislike?

There could be some improvements to the reporting tool so we can find some more advanced techniques, such as report grouping for incidents.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Any company that requires data protection should consider Symantec Data Loss Prevent as a viable solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Symantec DLP allows us to have a comprehensive approach to data loss prevention that covers both on-premises and cloud environments, as well as mobile devices. It's a must-have tool that has greatly benefited our business.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Emmanuel E.
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"Best DLP software in market"

What do you like best?

When you implement Symantec DLP you can escalate from endpoint information security to an enterprise environment. You have detection server that add a strongest security and analysis of the information and the solution is always looking for the last technologies.

What do you dislike?

I think the weakest link on Symantec DLP es the mobile security, the need to improve the mobile integration with iOS and Android, maybe incorporating a sandbox like security.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Most of all information security and information classification.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Sampath.S. A.
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"Data protection with effective incident management process"

What do you like best?

Symantec Data loss prevention software is one industry 's leading information security tools which help Infosec professional to protect data. Personally i have been using this tool from long time. The enforce server GUI has connectivity to all vectors like endpoint, network, email, web and storage.

What do you dislike?

When it comes to DLP endpoint i feel that Agent deployment options should have added.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Protecting data on the network and off the network, managing incident tickets effectively

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by stephane f.
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"Data leakage is now under control"

What do you like best?

detection capabilities allow us to reduce false positive rate and increase our detection efficiency at an unexpected level

role definition allow us to get a fine seggregagtion between countries, departement, entities

What do you dislike?

need a real API to allow upgrade and optimization and to add new capabilities to the tool

symantec support need to be improved in order to really help customers when they need it

Recommendations to others considering the product

never forget that a good DLP tools as to be considered bas"ed on different criteria

- detection vector (mail, web, usb, printers,....)

- capabilities to define DL Ppolicies

- capabilities to manage DLP incident

- capabilities to adapt solution to your organization requirements

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

data leakage due to leavers

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Internal Consultant in Management Consulting
Internal Consultant in Management Consulting
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"DLP CloudSOC Evaluation"

What do you like best?

The interaction between DLP and known cloud apps gives immediate visibility into shadow IT within the company, and the sensitive data types that are being leaked by internal users

What do you dislike?

The interface takes getting used to, as on premesis solutions are quite transparent to see compared to seperate views for the cloud vector

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reputational and brand damage due to data leakage of customer information is being reduced. The threat of losing competitive advantage due to loss of trade secrets R&D, and IP data is effectively kept in check.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Rohit S.
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"Symantec DLP is best"

What do you like best?

When the organizations are dealing with lot of cyber security issues, preventing data loss is very very important and symantec DLP is a very much tested and trusted solution in this regard. A very accurate solution and not at all complex. An excellent product from symantec

What do you dislike?

Nothing to be disliked about this great product ☺️

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Loss of data which is confidential to companies

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by User in Internet
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"Secure and reliable, but complex"

What do you like best?

It helps us protect proprietary data for all of our employees remotely; this is important to us as we have employees all over the country.

What do you dislike?

It is very complex to use and we have had some user complaints about the program making their computers slow, but I think that this is probably due to our lower-end devices.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would look at all of their products and see if you can negotiate a deal by implementing more than one.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has really helped us minimize data loss and enhance our data protection processes while also monitoring who is accessing sensitive data. As I mentioned earlier, it's great to be able to centralize and remotely manage DLP for all of our widely dispersed staff.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Mahendra k.
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"We were able to fulfill most of the DLP requirement using Symantec DLP"

What do you like best?

Robustness of the product, and easy to use

What do you dislike?

Installation complexity and Bad reports

Recommendations to others considering the product

Improve content based detection and reporting

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Prevent/Monitor Data Loss from endpoints/Network

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Michael S.
Michael S.
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"Excellent DLP Platform"

What do you like best?

Multi-functional DLP platform with integration across the Symantec eco-system. Great top-down view of data exfiltration.

What do you dislike?

Configuration and handling of upgrades should be more efficient.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great stability and solid features that fit most DLP governance scenarios.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitoring of data egress.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Ajeet K.
Ajeet K.
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"DLP software review"

What do you like best?

Easy of installation, Incident reporting and customization, work well for large deployment , incident response management, technical support, cloud platform support

What do you dislike?

backup procedure could have easier by automatic backup,

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes, Provide complete data protection

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

protecting customer data, reducing risk

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Rakendraj P.
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"Excellent product, I recommend this to protect data from unauthenticated access or misuse."

What do you like best?

high security with encryption, ease of use, mobility in handling, showcasing POC is very ease and quick.

What do you dislike?

as of now its good, bit of patch updates.

Recommendations to others considering the product

yes i recommend this to all SMB and Enterprise level business.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

all enterprise business solution from data center to network to IOT.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by vignesh B.
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"Symantec DLP is a wonderful solution for securing our environment"

What do you like best?

I never ever seen this kind of information security product to securing our environment. It's quite awesome.

What do you dislike?

They need to give much more challenges to the information hackers and they has to provide solution for all kinds of devices

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We protected information or data through email

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Radhika K.
Radhika K.
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"Data loss prevention"

What do you like best?

In this world facing towards virtual reality data loss prevention is very important aspect in our life

What do you dislike?

Data fraud access and loss is what we all dislike in our day today life

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Benefits are by using apps like WhatsApp which has great security

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by User in Higher Education
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"Great"

What do you like best?

It can protect my data (ms word, photos, parts, etc.) very effectively. I do not need to worry data lose any more, even my data is stored in the cloud. It monitors how my data is used.

What do you dislike?

It run automatically when my computer starts. Sometimes my computer turns to be slow and I want to disable it for a while. It can be more efficiently and user-friendly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Research data protection. I obtain a secure environment.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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"Still the strongest in the field"

What do you like best?

Updates on a regular basis to improve capabilities.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the update cycle is a bit slow.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're solving broken business processes by utilizing incidents in DLP to correct broken business processes surrounding sensitive data.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Administrator in Outsourcing/Offshoring
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"Discovering rest data that are confidential"

What do you like best?

Support majority of our tools/software's.

What do you dislike?

need room for improvement on reporting and creating customise query.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You will surely need it and save you a lot of money in the future.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lost revenue associated with data breaches.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Joseph S.
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"Useful platform for data security "

What do you like best?

The platform is fairly user friendly and easy to adapt to.

What do you dislike?

Can be cumbersome in its system requirements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Peace of mind and top line security

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Josh D.
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"Does a really good job of scanning data, sometimes too good..."

What do you like best?

The accuracy of how it's able to read data in applications looking for specific words

What do you dislike?

Performance and/or compatibility with some apps

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

'Trailing' sensitive data

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Administrator in Retail
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"DLP - Know where your data is going"

What do you like best?

Able to set specific criteria for your data. Know who accesses it, set rules and alarms - total data security!!!

What do you dislike?

Takes a while to fully implement, companies should receive free training on how to perform customize policy creation and best practices.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take your time and don't be too aggressive to get to the finish line

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Strong Data Security & Data Loss

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Karthik C.
Karthik C.
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"Best Product for Data loss prevention "

What do you like best?

Data profiling and Content based detection

What do you dislike?

Less reporting feature and dashboard customization

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitoring the egress data through Email and USB

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Comprehensive data loss prevention suite"

What do you like best?

ePolicy Orchestrator's interface was simple and easy to use. Documentation is thorough.

What do you dislike?

Documentation is not visual, which means that steps that could be explained with a picture are more lengthily explained with description.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Phone and online support have been very prompt, so I haven't lost a lot of time waiting on hold.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Symantec DLP Review"

What do you like best?

Symantec Data Loss prevention gives more secure data and also seen that more features are given in new latest version of DLP.

What do you dislike?

I have noticed any thing in Symantec Data Loss Prevention as of now

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

i have faced some issue like when in Data Loss Prevention Agent in windows after next it's crashed

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Consultant in Telecommunications
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"Symantec Presales Engineer"

What do you like best?

I like best all the features and intergration with other Technologies.

What do you dislike?

Maybe, I dislike that only Works with Oracle databases.

Recommendations to others considering the product

8 years as leader of Gartner.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Review and monitoring hidden services and user bahaivor. the reports increase the visibility.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Administrator
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"DLP Review"

What do you like best?

DLP monitoring copying usb data , and blocking and also blocking mp3 and doc in gmail , we checked

What do you dislike?

GUI should be more enhanced , in 3D Images

Recommendations to others considering the product

iTS NICE And top in gartner

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitoring DLP on usb endpoints, gmail.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Internal Consultant in Defense & Space
Internal Consultant in Defense & Space
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"Dlp for broken business processes"

What do you like best?

Best use seems to be finding broken processes, e.g. Someone in HR shipping out Csv fulls of Pii data in the clear.

What do you dislike?

Not many solutions appear to be that robust at detecting malicious actors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Discovering PII or card data disclosures

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"The Best DLP solution"

What do you like best?

Many classification option to mention the critical data

What do you dislike?

Bad Reporting options and report can be only exported in csv or html format

Recommendations to others considering the product

Improve the reporting part

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Prevent Data Loss Prevention

Symantec Data Loss Prevention review by Administrator in Computer & Network Security
Administrator in Computer & Network Security
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"The best DLP solution across endpoint, network and email"

What do you like best?

Customization and user friendly guide of the product

What do you dislike?

Storage management and report needs to be improved.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data loss prevention on endpoint, network and email

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